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19th MArch 2021

  1. Government will set up Winter Sports Institute in Gulmarg. It is announced by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The first Khelo India Winter Games was held in 2 venues: Leh and Gulmarg. The second Khelo India Winter Games from 26th February to 2nd March in Gulmarg.
  2. ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) shooting World Cup starts today at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi, with the event scheduled between 18th and 19th March. It will be the first combined World Cup of the year.
    43 countries will be participating in pistol, rifle and shotgun events.
  3. India commissions “INS DHRUV” nuclear missile tracking vessel. Its code named as – VC11184. With this India became 5th country after USA, France, Russia, and China to possess such a tracking vessel, constructed at -Hindustan Shipiyard Pvt Ltd, Vishakhapatnam.
  4. Italy joins International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement, signed by Italy’s Ambassador , Vinenzo De Luca was jointly launched by the Indian Prime Minister and the French President during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
  5. On 17th March 2021, the Government of India Approved the Closure of Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India. It is an agency of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India established in 1958.
  6. Indian Institute of Spices Research received a patent for Bio-Capsules. Developed by a 3 member team- M.Anandraj, R.Dinesh, Y.K.Bini, it will help in reducing the use of Pesticides, and other Chemical fertilizers.
  7. Indian Railway has successfully connected the 2 Ends of the Main Arch of “Chenab Bridge”. It is a World’s Largest Bridge built by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. The bridge is 1.315 kms long, which is 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower.
  8. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harshvardhan has appointed as Chairman of Stop Tb Partnership Board for a 3-year term.
  9. India’s Power Elite: Caste, Class and Cultural Revolution Book written by Sanjay Baru.
  10. The theme of 2021 Kidney Day (March 11)- Living Well with Kidney Disease.
  11. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra released the E-book “Dawn Under the Dome” Authored by Swati Pandey.
  12. Tanzanian president John Magufuli passed away. He was popularly known as Bulldozer, served as the chairman of the Southern African Development Community from 2019-2020. Samia Suluhu Hassan will be the new president of Tanzania.
March 19, 2021